Warwick Stakes

  • Date: Saturday August 19, 2017
  • Racecourse: Royal Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $250,000

2016 Warwick Stakes News

Winx steps up third Cox Plate preparation

Winx steps up third Cox Plate preparation

Australia’s favourite racehorse Winx has returned to trainer Chris Waller’s Rosehill stables ready to step up her Spring Carnival preparation that will target a third successive win in the 2017 Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 28.

Winx and Hugh Bowman, above, will be aiming for a third Cox …

The 2017 Warwick Stakes is a weight-for-age event held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney every August. The Group 2 event is run over a 1400m journey with $250,000 in prize money up for grabs.

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It’s held on the same day as the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes and also the Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes, both events exclusively for three-year-olds. The Warwick Stakes used to be a feature event held at Warwick Farm racecourse.

The Warwick Stakes often fields runners which competed in the Group 3 Missile Stakes two weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens. It’s another of the races that mixes the fresh spring talent with the winter campaigners well into their preparation.

Well performing horses will move from this race directly on to the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over a mile at Randwick in a fortnight.

Metal Bender won the 2010 event first up after a successful Brisbane Winter Carnival in which he claimed the Group 1 Doomben Cup. He joined a list of outstanding horses to have won the Warwick Stakes including Racing To Win in 2008, Sunline in 1999  and back to back winner Super Impose in 1991-1992.

The best ever though has to be Lohnro which won in 2001 and 2003 and only missed out in 2002 after finishing a tight second to Defier.

2017 Warwick Stakes Field

The $250,000 Group 2 Warwick Stakes for 2016 will be run on Saturday 19 August at Royal Randwick. The 2016 Warwick Stakes field is now published below.

Warwick Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Warwick Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Winx 2 Hartnell 3 Rebel Dane  1:23.83
2015 1 Royal Descent 2 Pornichet 3 Messene  1:21.57
2014 1 Tiger Tees 2 Royal Descent 3 Criterion  1:27.73
2013 1 Veyron 2 Streama 3 Rain Affair  1:21.55
2012 1 Pinwheel 2 Secret Admirer 3 Danleigh  1:22.5
2011 1 Pinwheel 2 Ilovethiscity 3 Startsmeup  1:25.8
2010 1 Metal Bender 2 Triple Honour 3 Danleigh  1:24.2
2009 1 Trusting 2 O’lonhro 3 Mr Baritone  1:21.5
2008 1 Racing to Win 2 Gallant Tess 3 Danzippo  1:24.5
2007 Race not run
2006 1 Courts In Session 2 Racing To Win 3 Desert War  1:23.3
2005 1 Sir Dex 2 Dizelle 3 Sportsman  1:22.8
2004 1 Private Steer 2 So Assertive 3 Niello  1:22.7
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Clangalang 3 Defier  1:24.3
2002 1 Defier 2 Lonhro 3 Republic Lass  1:22.8
2001 1 Lonhro 2 Diamond Dane 3 Shogun Lodge  1:17.3
2000 1 Al Mansour 2 Hire 3 Celestial Choir  1:14.7